Panko Crusted Chicken Recipe with Honey Dijon Dip

Kid tested, mom approved! This panko crusted chicken fingers recipe is a healthier, crunchy version of every kid’s favorite restaurant meal. Pair it with our honey dijon dip and mom and dad will be dipping away too! An easy, weeknight less than 30 minute meal!

Kid tested, mom approved! This panko crusted chicken fingers recipe is a healthier, crunchy version of every kid's favorite restaurant meal. Pair it with our honey dijon dip and mom and dad will be dipping away too! An easy, weeknight less than 30 minute meal!

Panko crusted chicken recipes are some of my favorite. I love the crunch that Panko crumbs bring to chicken, making it the ultimate “breadcrumb”. It makes perfect chicken fingers, a delicious topping for mac and cheese, crunchy shrimp and a great filler for burgers.

So why Panko?

Panko crumbs don’t absorb much of the oil that it’s being cooked with, so that makes the coating a lot more crunchy. So, in short, you’re getting a deep fried crisp without the deep fried calories – that’s a huge win right there. 

Growing up, one of my favorite dinners (whether it was at home or at a restaurant) was chicken fingers. Chicken fingers with honey mustard dip (never the sweet n’ sour sauce), to be exact. Now that I’m an adult, my tastes have changed a bit. I don’t care for sweet foods when it comes to my dinner and lately I’ve been craving a spicy kick, which is why I used dijon mustard to make my “honey mustard” dip. 

I served this up with some steamed broccoli and with parmesan petals over top and a side salad. It went well together and inspired me for a future idea: a honey dijon vinaigrette and using the panko crusted chicken as salad toppers. If you give this a try before I do, please be sure to let me know how it worked for you and what you did. 

Alright, enough of the gabbing. Here’s the recipe:

Panko Crusted Chicken with Honey Dijon Dip

Ingredients
 
  • 1/2 lb Chicken Fillets
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup panko crumbs
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp garlic seasoning
  • 2 tbsps Italian Seasoning (I use Club House)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsps honey
  • 2 tsps parsley
Instructions
 
1. In a small bowl break up an egg, add pepper and mix around. In a larger bowl add the panko crumbs, salt, and seasonings.
 
2. Heat the coconut oil over medium heat in a large pan.
 
3. Take the chicken breast fillets and dip them into the egg mixture and then coat with the panko mixture. Place in the hot pan.
 
4. Cook for five minutes on each side, or until fully cooked. You may have to do two batches.
 
5. While the chicken is cooking mix the dijon mustard, honey and parsley together. Add more honey if you want it less spicy.
 
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Panko Crusted Chicken W/ Honey Dijon Dip
Serves 3
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Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
18 min
Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
18 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 lb Chicken Fillets
  2. 1/2 tsp pepper
  3. 1 egg
  4. 2/3 cup panko crumbs
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 1 tsp garlic seasoning
  7. 2 tbsps Italian Seasoning (I use Club House)
  8. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  9. 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  10. 3 tbsps honey
  11. 2 tsps parsley
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl break up an egg, add pepper and mix around. In a larger bowl add the panko crumbs, salt, and seasonings.
  2. Heat the coconut oil over medium heat in a large pan.
  3. Take the chicken breast fillets and dip them into the egg mixture and then coat with the panko mixture. Place in the hot pan.
  4. Cook for five minutes on each side, or until fully cooked. You may have to do two batches.
  5. While the chicken is cooking mix the dijon mustard, honey and parsley together. Add more honey if you want it less spicy.
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If you like this recipe for Panko Crusted Chicken w/ Honey Dijon Dip than you’re going to love the Coconut Crusted Chicken with Thai Chili Sauce over on my blog,  The Bewitchin’ Kitchen. In a few weeks I’ll also be revamping the recipe but with a gluten-free twist. 

Tell me…Do you cook with panko? What’s your favorite way to use it? What’s your “go to” 30 minute or less meal?



Randa is a work-at-home mom who resides on the North Coast of British Columbia. When she's not chasing her two year old son and scrubbing crayons off the wall, she's blogging over at The Bewitchin' Kitchen. She’s a student in nutrition, a lover of travel, and has a passion for health and wellness..


'Panko Crusted Chicken Recipe with Honey Dijon Dip' have 9 comments

  1. August 12, 2015 @ 6:42 am Victoria Ess

    The dip looks delicious! I haven’t used panko crumbs before — what exactly are they?

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  2. August 13, 2015 @ 10:37 am Heidi Robbins

    Looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  3. September 15, 2015 @ 11:09 am Anne Taylor

    Yum, this looks so good! My family would love it too! Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. October 5, 2015 @ 9:57 am Cheryl

    This look really yummy and something my kids would eat !! :)

    Reply

  5. December 9, 2015 @ 7:55 am Sindy Murray

    Yummy!!! This will be great for the kids after they get home from school.

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  6. March 15, 2016 @ 3:38 pm Victoria Ess

    This sounds right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

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  8. April 22, 2018 @ 8:16 pm Sheila

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. The kids loved it. I am now a fan and we greatly look forward to your other KIDS APPROVED recipes. These are a life-savers.

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